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  • v  remove the hand from

  • When Charles Boyer laid hands on Rita Hayworth in Tales of Manhattan, only to unhand her and start over again, one impatient soldier yelled, "For crying out loud!.
  • By uncommon tradition, Congress will unhand the money (or most of it) without stringsgrateful that a sophisticated outfit knows how to spend it.
  • They stage a melodrama in the lobby in which the business of "unhand that woman" and "the viper beats my mother" is used with proper gusto.

  • Henry David Thoreau in OregonLive.com
    This was that Earth of which we have heard, made out of Chaos and Old Night,Thoreau wrote. "Here was no man's garden, but the unhand-selled globe. Man was not to be associated with it."

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